Veteran GPO photographer: Israel was warned about Yom Kippur War

28.01.2014                      27.Schwat.5774

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Veteran GPO photographer: Israel was warned about Yom Kippur War

Retiring photographer says Austrian chancellor Bruno Kreisky had warned Golda Meir that Egypt and Syria planned to strike.

Conventional wisdom has it that Israel was caught by surprise in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Indeed, the official record on the Foreign Ministry website refers to Israel being caught “off guard” in its first sentence. But veteran army and government photographer Moshe Milner, who retired from his post after 30 years, says Israel was warned….